Students of Color

CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences to outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals, and convenes Members of Congress and other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community.

INROADS develops and places talented minority youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.

Jopwell is a platform looking to advance careers for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals. Jopwell helps companies looking to increase diversity recruitment, marketing, and retention.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) provides superior educational and career programs for young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.

Summer Venture in Management Program at Harvard Business School
In order to increase diversity in business education, SVMP provides a residential one-week program to rising college seniors to better understand the business world and business leadership.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) partnering with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) equips African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans with the skills, coaching and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide.

Diversity Employers connects job seekers to careers with companies that are committed to diversity. The website also offers a job search with employers and resources for applicants to better be equipped to apply for opportunities.

Diversity Employers was conceived by The Black Collegian Magazine, which has provided African-American college students with valuable information on career and job opportunities since 1970.

The Black Career Women’s Network provides career support, events, programs, and a community that provides tools to promote long-term success. Their goal is to bridge gaps by also offering coaching and mentorship programs.

The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.

The National Urban League is an organization focusing on historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization looking to empower underserved communities through empowerment. The organization offers a job network for members to access.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offer the Hispanic National Internship Program (HNIP). Their mantra is “Opening Doors of Opportunity, Abriendo Puertas de Oportunidad” because they believe that HNIP can be the formative experience by which an individual can grow both personally and professionally. Federal agencies and corporations partner with them because HNIP recruits some of the brightest and most talented students from across the country. specializes in joining the Hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for diversity in the workplace.

The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.

IMDiversity is a job site that features employers who specialize in diversity opportunities.

The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.

Summer Activist Training (SAT) seeks to train and prepare Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) organizers to join progressive and left movements.

100 Black Men of America Mentors youth on topics such as education, health and wellness, economic empowerment and leadership development is the core service of the largest network of African American male mentors in the nation. They influence and transform the lives of underrepresented and disenfranchised youth, with a focus on African American youth.


AAAS Minority Science Writers offers a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and want to learn about science writing.

Allen Rosenshine Minority Education & Training encourages the pursuit of careers in advertising.

APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students encourages under-represented students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.

CBCF Congressional Internship Program Helps diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants and offers the opportunity for college students to learn about the legislative process, leadership, and careers in the policy making process.

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute offers a 15 week program working in Congressional and corporate offices in Washington D.C. Additional programs as well.

Explore Microsoft Program 12-week summer internship program that offers the opportunity to experience working at Microsoft to expose students to the field of software development and encourage the pursuit of degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines.

High Country News Editorial Internship for informed and enthusiastic journalism interns to report on natural resource, environmental and community issues in the 11 Western states.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program places students in paid internship assignments within federal agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations in Washington, DC and nationwide.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program Corporate Internship – Corporate Component, partners with some of the leading corporations in the nation to assist them in attracting and hiring the best talent from HACU member colleges and universities.

Latina Style Inc. Internships that offer exposure to the publishing, editing, circulation, and graphic design world.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Internship Program The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization seeks several talented and passionate interns to work for the LULAC national headquarters in Washington D.C.

Library of Congress Hispanic Division Volunteer Internship Program Opportunity to work with the collections relating to Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, and Hispanic/Latino studies.

Minority Access’ National Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program Designed to allow talented undergraduates and graduate students experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities.

Morgan Stanley Sophomore Program 10 week internship to provide rising juniors with exposure to a particular division, training, mentorship and networking opportunities.

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing 10 week summer program to introduce students to the world of NASCAR and the motorsports industry by providing exposure to several industry fields such as broadcasting, sales, and sports marketing.

National Urban League Summer Internship Program Provides an insight into the world of non-profit management for college students, from the New York City metropolitan area and in Washington, DC. Looking for candidates interested in a career in the not-for-profit sector, on in understanding the connection between non-profits, corporations, and government in the work of our nation.

Steps to Success – The Doug Paul Scholarship Program Provides college sophomores from diverse backgrounds with first-hand experience in the financial services industry.

T. Howard Foundation Internship To diversify the multimedia and entertainment industry by increasing the representation of young men and women within the industry.

The Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program Work opportunities for college students from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts.

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB):The Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Minority Internship To encourage future generations of compassionate broadcasters and journalists.

U.S. Department of Energy – Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP) For those interested in launching a career in science, engineering, or technology.

Princeton School of Public & Internaational Affairs (PPIA): Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Trains future leaders for government service and other public service careers and by cultivating the development of leaders equipped to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds in an era of globalization.

Xerox Internships and Co-Op Programs Provides students with real experiences and real responsibilities in a variety of specialty fields. Very diverse workforce. 2020 Award: Best Places to work for LGBTQ.

Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) The program is designed for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes public health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse, economically disadvantaged urban environment; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the range and importance of public health as a career option.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) The NABJ offers an internship in conjunction with NBC, with experience at their premiere shows. Interns will get hands-on experience at the news outlets, in writing, editing, and much more.

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program at the University of Pennsylvania The SUMR program is an initiative by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and the Health Care Management Department of the Wharton School to provide underrepresented minority undergraduate students, or interested others, an opportunity to explore the exciting field of health services research.

Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP) This summer program is open to college sophomores who have completed Biology 1&2, Chemistry 1&2 (with labs) and accrued 60 credits with a science GPA of 3.6. SPAEP is designed specifically to prepare and support talented and motivated student who wish to pursue careers in the profession of medicine. The program targets applicants who are traditionally underrepresented in medicine.

Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research for rising seniors or graduates preparing for a post-baccalaureate program (University of Chicago). The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is home to a variety of pathway programs that prepare and inspire talented high school and college students to pursue careers in medicine and in health-related research.

Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholar (Health PASS) program Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program – Health P.A.S.S. – is a great way to prepare for and enhance your chances of getting into medical or health professions school. Health P.A.S.S. provides you with key insights and hands-on experience in a variety of health professions.

Arena Stage – Allen Lee Hughes, Fellowship & Internships Individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Deadlines vary.

Fellowships & Research

Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship For college seniors or recent graduates with a passion for ethnic and cultural diversity and career interest in communications.

American Economic Association Minority Fellowship A 2-month residential program designed to help undergraduate students learn skills and conduct research in economics in preparation for studies at the doctoral level.

American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program For minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science.

Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship Students work full-time in a Mayoral office or agency within the city of Baltimore.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program.

Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program Designed to provide educational opportunities for undergraduate students who have a strong interest in a career in biomedical, biological sciences and/or medicine.

Fleishman Hillard – Diversity Fellowship 6- to 12-month paid Fellowships — with benefits — professional development opportunities and a mentor program. Fellows will contribute to client projects while rotating among account teams, gaining practical experience in the field of integrated communications from some of the industry’s best counselors.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program Seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Harriett G. Jenkis Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project The JPFP aims to increase the U.S. talent pool of underrepresented groups, including women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities who receive Master’s and Doctoral degrees participating in the STEM workforce.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Aims to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences. The program aims to reduce over time the serious under representation on the faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities.

American Bar Foundation, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Founded by the American Bar Foundation to interest students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences.

Public Policy & International Affairs Undergraduate Junior Fellowship To help student achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field.

Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships Offers a number of internship programs for minority students interested in a variety of fields including history, art, culture, and science.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation – Media Fellowship Provides selected journalists with unique opportunities to gain an in-depth grasp of U.S. health and health policy issues, through site visits, briefings and discussions with policy experts and fellow editors and reporters.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Services Supports predoctoral and postdoctoral training and career development opportunities at universities and other institutions across the United States. Fellowships works to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.

The Wellstone Fellowship Helps fellows develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work directly with state consumer health advocates and organizations.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Public Health Training Fellowship Provides opportunities for motivated students, graduates, and health professionals for a variety of exciting public health training programs.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students Serve as an intern with the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC to explore issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Minority Students The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program For Premedical Minority Students is designed to give participants deeper insights into the wide range of options that exist for minority physicians. The program is especially targeted to students from minority groups underrepresented in medicine.

NIH Minority Research Fellowship Program – UMASS Medical School There are a number of research fellowships and internships available at the University of Massachusetts Worcester Campus. This particular program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for School Services. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health for African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Asians. It’s main aims are to attract minority students into biomedical and behavioral research careers in the area of heart, lung and blood disorders; increase the already short supply of qualified minority investigators; and increase the number of minority applicants to the Graduate Schools of Biomedical Science and Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) The NSF will award approximately 900 new Graduate Research Fellowships to support graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering. The NSF contracts with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to provide the support services for this prestigious fellowship program.Early-career: undergrad & graduate students • Pursuing research-based master’s and/or doctoral degrees (no professional degrees) • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or STEM Education


BA Explorer Program for Undergraduates Provides a 2 day inside view of the financial services industry, including Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research and Asset Management.

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences Program (BDBS) 10 week research experience for undergraduate students interested in pursuing further PhD or MD/PhD studies.

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Training Program Works with government agencies and member institutions that center around different health issues and policies that impact the different sub Hispanic communities in the U.S. and in Latin America.

Hispanic Media Coalition TV Writers Program Intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Latinos for writing jobs at major television networks.

Inroads Develops and places talented minority youth in business and industry.

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Helps outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study.

Kennedy Krieger Institute—RISE Programs Programs designed to provide educational opportunities for students funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This summer program was designed for students interested in learning more about preventing health disparities.

Latinos on Fast Track, Hispanic Heritage Foundation Preps, connects, and places young leaders in connection with a network to share experiences, guidance and knowledge. Contact Brenda Camarillo, Manager of Programs, for more information: [email protected].

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Premier career development institution that equips high potential African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans with the key ingredients—skills, coaching and door-opening relationships—that unlock their potential.

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI) Summer Program, Arizona State University 8 week summer research experience for those interested in science to work at the interface of mathematics, statistics and the natural and social sciences.

Montefiore Health Opportunities Program (Monte-HOP) For First Years and Sophomores interested in the health fields.

Public Policy and International Affairs Program 7-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) provides services through 3 major programs: the Career Program, the SEO Scholars Program, and SIRV (Saving, Investing, and Returning Value in Communities of Color).

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program A free 6 week medical school preparatory program to increase African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians as medical school applicants.

Summer Undergraduate Mentorship Program (SUMP) 7 week program that offers Sophomores and up a unique opportunity to shadow physicians and have a mentor in a field of interest.

SUMR (Summer Undergrad MSTP Research) Program Eight week research project

The Biomedical Sciences Careers Program 8-week research project conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Weekly seminar series – a forum for discussions emphasizing how science and medicine intersect

The Getty Foundation Full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts. Since the program began in 1993, 161 local arts institutions, including the Getty, have hosted over 3,200 interns, exposing students to career possibilities in the arts.

The Greenlining Institute The Fellowship Program is an 11-month training program for emerging leaders interested in learning to take the lead on race and advocate for change on a systemic level. Fellows are assigned to specific policy program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a policy director and the Academy Director. Each Fellowship experience is unique and is shaped by the current policy focus of their program area. Although the curriculum is similar to that of the Associates program, Fellows are given more responsibility and independence to implement projects and programs. The learning environment is based on combining experiential learning opportunities, individual development and team participation.

The Greenlining Institute Summer Associate Program The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive, 10-week development program for emerging leaders. Associates learn about issues impacting California and the nation and manage research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member.

The Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management 1 week management training program to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.

STEM focused – Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) SR-EIP is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.

Biomedical, behavioral, and Social Science Health-Related research: Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP) NIH offers an innovative program to support the career development of the next generation of biomedical health researchers-an undergraduate scholarship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Biomedical Research Training Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship This 10-week summer program introduces undergraduates, recent graduates, medical students, PhD and MD/PhD students, and postdoctoral research associates to the unique challenges and requirements of clinical research. By bringing together “students” at all of these levels of training each will also become connected with others who are further along the ladder of success.